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Author Crosby, Donald G
Title The Poisoned Weed : Plants Toxic to Skin
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2004
©2004
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Descript 1 online resource (279 pages)
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- ONE: THE SETTING -- 1.1 History -- 1.2 The Plants -- 1.3 The Poisons -- 1.4 Skin -- 1.5 Exposure -- 1.6 Adverse Effects -- 1.7 Prevention and Treatment -- 1.8 Conclusions -- TWO: POISON OAKS, POISON IVIES, AND RELATIVES -- 2.1 Family Ties: The Anacardiaceae -- 2.2 Toxicodendrons -- 2.3 What to Look For -- 2.4 Habitats and Geographical Distribution -- 2.5 Propagation -- 2.6 Conclusions -- THREE: OTHER ALLERGENIC PLANTS -- 3.1 Dermatotoxic Plants -- 3.2 More Anacardiaceae -- 3.3 Quinone-Containing Plants -- 3.4 Asteraceae (Compositae) -- 3.5 Other Flowering Plants -- 3.6 Lower Plants -- 3.7 Photoallergenic Plants -- 3.8 Conclusions -- FOUR: PHOTOTOXIC AND IRRITANT PLANTS -- 4.1 Phototoxic Plants -- 4.2 Irritant Plants -- 4.3 Conclusions -- FIVE: ALLERGENS RELATED TO URUSHIOL -- 5.1 Urushioid Allergens -- 5.2 Urushiols and Laccols -- 5.3 Isolation, Identification, and Analysis -- 5.4 Physical and Environmental Properties -- 5.5 Reactions with Proteins -- 5.6 Synthetic Urushioids -- 5.7 Natural Urushioids -- 5.8 Conclusions -- SIX: OTHER PLANT ALLERGENS -- 6.1 Other Kinds of Allergens -- 6.2 Quinones and Hydroquinones -- 6.3 Lactones -- 6.4 Acetylenic Alcohols -- 6.5 Essential Oils -- 6.6 Lichen Substances -- 6.7 Rubber Latex -- 6.8 Conclusions -- SEVEN: PHOTOTOXIC AND IRRITANT CONSTITUENTS -- 7.1 More Dermatotoxicity -- 7.2 Photodynamic Agents -- 7.3 Irritant Esters -- 7.4 Organosulfur Compounds -- 7.5 Irritant Amines and Amides -- 7.6 Calcium Oxalate -- 7.7 Conclusions -- EIGHT: EXPOSURE -- 8.1 Forms of Exposure -- 8.2 Direct (Primary) Exposure -- 8.3 Casual (Nonoccupational) Exposure -- 8.4 Indirect (Secondary) Exposure -- 8.5 Individual Characteristics -- 8.6 Cross-reactions -- 8.7 Economic Significance -- 8.8 Limiting Exposure -- 8.9 Conclusions -- NINE: ADVERSE EFFECTS -- 9.1 Intoxication -- 9.2 Penetration -- 9.3 "Toxicity
9.4 Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis -- 9.5 Mechanisms -- 9.6 Tumorigenesis -- 9.7 Sensitivity Differences -- 9.8 Relation of Structure to Activity -- 9.9 Conclusions -- TEN: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT -- 10.1 Prevention and Treatment -- 10.2 Patch Tests -- 10.3 Prevention -- 10.4 Treatment: What Works, What Doesn't -- 10.5 "Rational" Treatment -- 10.6 Future Possibilities -- 10.7 Conclusions -- APPENDICES -- REFERENCES -- GLOSSARY -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- X -- INDEX OF PLANT NAMES -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- INDEX OF CHEMICAL COMMON NAMES -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- X -- Z -- GENERAL INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Over-two thirds of the U.S. population is allergic to poison oak, poison ivy, or a related plant. These and many other common plants in our homes, fields, and gardens are irritants that cause misery to many. But surprisingly, there has never been a general guide to help raise awareness ofthem--and to help avoid them. This new book reviews the history, occurrence, classification, toxicity, and health aspects of all the major allergenic and irritant species
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
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Subject Dermatotoxicology
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